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Are moderators the appropriate representatives for a pro-tempore council?

In a variety of blog posts, ranging from the initial announcement of the Loop to this latest post, there has been mounting suspense regarding formation of a group of user representatives to discuss ...
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Prevent questions from being tweeted onto the site's Twitter account if they are removed from Hot Network Questions

This question made it into Hot Network Questions, but was removed by a moderator later. Six hours after the removal, it was tweeted onto the site's Twitter account, drawing it more attention. In my ...
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Some posts from users who are not “new” users (e.g., one with over 620 answers & about 18,000 rep.) ending up in the First Posts queue

The Math SE post Do most numbers have exactly $3$ prime factors? currently has 2 answers. The top of the timeline for the question is Note the question's user SmallestUncomputableNumber has over 1,...
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Who exactly does SE Inc. consider “Meta”?

In the new blog post Community working group updates: February 2020 we were told: We’ve got a broad group of folks looking at the problem of how far out of alignment we’ve become with our meta ...
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What data about meta has eluded Stack Exchange until recently?

In the recent blog post there is the following paragraph (emphasis mine): Opinions and feelings about the best way forward are extremely valid things to consider, but the devil is in the details ...
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Tables on blog articles are not responsive

In addition to my previous question about the blog's design: I just browsed the article I linked there on a mobile device. Which yields a nice and responsive page. Except for tables, they maintain ...
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Add a way to avoid getting notifications from your questions or answers you don't care anymore [duplicate]

Once in a while I get notifications from answers or comments on a question I made as far as 10 years ago and the issue doesn't matter anymore to me or I have long since solved it or moved on. It ...
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Can I block notifications from my questions new comments or answers? (I just got one from a 10-year old question) [duplicate]

Someone commented today to an answer to this 10-year old question: How to re-map command and option keys on Mac OS X with a PC-keyboard? Can I prevent notifications like this? because I obviously don'...
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Styling not applies to code on edit after clicking “this post has been edited” message [duplicate]

When I was checking this answer, I saw an alert about an Edit made to the post. I clicked that to see the edit and found the styling for code was not applied after edit. Ref below image so I ...
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Tables on blog are incredibly hard to read in dark mode

This blog article has a table, and so do other blog entries. Tables look similar in all of them, and are very hard to read when viewing the blog in dark mode, as per screenshot below: Do note ...
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A mod migrated my old question to another SE site where I have already asked a new better question - how to merge these? [duplicate]

I have asked this question on Retrocomputing; it got answers there, but was later closed and commenters suggested it would be a better fit for Computer Science. Because my Retrocomputing question ...
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Is it possible to search some keywords in title only? [duplicate]

I am trying to search the posts whose titles contains some keywords, e.g. "all types of". So, I used this tag and a pair of quotation mark "" title: "all types of" the results shown above are ...
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“X questions with new activity” showing incorrect information in windows with multiple tag filters

Recently (in the past week or so) I have noticed that windows in which I have multiple tag filters in effect -- say serialization + c# -- the X questions with new activity banner will give wrong ...
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Can we make the smart quoting algorithm for titles even smarter?

Quotes in titles are automatically converted to 'smart' quotes: Are double quotes being replaced in titles? There are various cases where this is not desirable, e.g. when using them to indicate feet (...
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“X questions with new activity” notification now triggering for ignored tags

Starting two or three days ago, I've noticed the "Questions with new activity" notification has started appearing for questions with tags that I'm ignoring. After clicking the notification, no new ...
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If a mod tries to migrate a question of mine to another site in which I'm blocked - probably without me knowing it, is it problematic for me?

It is unclear to me if a mod's try to migrate a question of mine to another site in which I'm blocked (which obviously cannot happen), is problematic for me in the sense, for example, that it can ...
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Are there any particular characters or sequences that should never be put in an image description?

Answer(s) to How to upload an image to a post? (found in metaFAQ) explain several reasons why we should replace the default "enter image description here" with something meaningful. Are there any ...
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I suggest adding an option to filter accounts by context

Any time I go to my accounts page I read a long list of accounts that aren't sorted in a contextual manner. For example, it could appear as: Mathematics Seasoned Advice Law Unix and Linux Music: ...
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Bug, In FrontEnd of stackexchange Answers system [closed]

I experienced a very strange behavior at StackExchange To produce it do next Create a Question Wait until anyone may need two answers answer your question Try to answer Expected behavior answers ...
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Stack Exchange app not showing some icons

As of February 13, 2020 the Android version of Stack Exchange app is not showing custom icons of Stack Exchange sites properly. It's showing a generic icon (the same as app icon) for all of them ...
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Some tags are not trackable [duplicate]

For example, on ruSO Meta we have tag выборы, but I can't track it and this badge isn't showed on the badges page in my profile. On the main site we have tag олимпиада. Our member reported, that he ...
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Adding your answer to personal blog [duplicate]

I wrote an extensive answer to a question posted by another user, which gained me the bounty posted on it. I want to add that question and answer to my blog as an article. What rules and etiquette ...
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Why is the updated All Time review counter not updated anymore while performing reviews?

While performing a review of a post, in the upper right it shows your All Time review count for the selected review queue. And after you complete a review with either "No Action Needed" or "I'm Done", ...
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Whats the reason for Stack Exchange maintenance today (2020-02-15)

There is no one rest of the world who can fill the vacuum of Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange sites. Stack Overflow got maintenance break now I got stack!! Now anyone please tell me why the ...
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Can someone look at my Question on Stackoverflow? I removed the offending text [closed]

Best I can tell my question got closed because of a few lines at the bottom and possibly the tagging. If there is anything else I need to do let me know, it seemed like a popular question.
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I'm getting an error dialog when retracting close votes, but they did seem to succeed

This is most likely a problem on the server side, but FYI I'm using the 64-bit version of FireFox 72.0.2 on Windows 7. As the title states, when I tried retracting a close vote, I got an error dialog: ...
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Where should I be asking questions about public speaking?

I almost posted a note in interpersonal.SE about communication in public speaking, but it doesn't fit for the same reason many writing.SE questions don't naturally fit interpersonal.SE. My question ...
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Why don't mentions in comments get updated when username changes? [duplicate]

It seems that it would be a good feature, as future viewers may struggle to follow any mentions in comments after usernames have changed. Is there a technical reason why it doesn't happen, or is it ...
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Where can I ask about programming naming and semantics? [duplicate]

While programming I often have naming questions, such as "how do I name [thing] in a descriptive but succinct way? Is there already an accepted terms for this/an alternative to [name]?" (Thing could ...
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Text on 'Save' button when editing duplicate list is wrongly aligned

When editing the duplicate list (a tool for ♦ moderator and gold tag badge holders), the text on the 'Save' button is wrongly aligned: Tested in the latest Safari and Firefox on macOS Catalina.
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When does the 100 rep bonus “we trust you from other sites” count? [duplicate]

I saw an intersting hot question on a SE site I wasn't a member of and was prompted to join in order I could offer an answer, however despite having 101 rep including the "trusted user" 100 bonus I am ...
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Who designs the different Stack Exchange site logos?

Not sure if this is the right place to ask this but my motivation for asking this question is the beautiful logo for Aviation Stack Exchange. It is super memorable and I would love to know who ...
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Square brackets in hyperlinks is broken in comments

On all Stack Exchange websites, using square brackets in a hyperlink like in the following Markdown code is correctly translated into HTML in questions and answers, but not in comments: [[class....
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General recommendations to increase the number of questions of a site

Our site is Earth Science. I have asked this too at our meta, but maybe you can give us some recommendations applicable to other Stack Exchange sites and so a helpfull question here on main meta. ...
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Examples of questions which would be roomba-ed if it weren't for the 'has 1 or 0 comments' requirement, which have important answers in the comments?

Continuing from Modify the 'has 1 or 0 comments' requirement for 'RemoveAbandonedQuestions' script Nah. The logic (fear) is that the comments contain the answer. Catija ♦ So let'...
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Odd entry in 'Top network posts' for a user [duplicate]

I've loaded the meta.se profile for a user and noticed that there's something decidedly odd about one of the entries in their Top network posts: The blank space is hyperlinked to https://travel....
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Close Vote Regeneration [duplicate]

When I vote to close a question, there's a message saying that I have X votes left. I assume those regenerate after some time? What are the rules on that? Is it different for different sites across ...
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Finding a deleted question

I do not have 10k+ on any exchange site, so I can’t search deleted questions I posted answers to. I am looking for a question in one of the many Math sites, which asked for suggestions for the “...
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Accidentally made an anonymous post with my real e-mail [duplicate]

Creating and authenticating Salesforce Marketing Cloud Integration I created this question and didn't want to log-in (LastPass was infuriating me) so I gave it a fake name and my old e-mail. However, ...
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Google claims to have “official” YouTube API support on StackOverflow [closed]

Yesterday I received a strange mail from YouTube, related to their API, but not about programming. I contacted Google and they sent me to this link: https://developers.google.com/youtube/v3/support ...
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How can I get the top x questions for a tag or set of tags based on number of views?

Is there a way to make a bookmarkable URL of a Stack Overflow search that yields top x questions for a tag or set of tags, based on number of views? Basically, the frequently asked questions. Looks ...
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Why do some users (still) not have the association bonus? [duplicate]

From this post on Meta SO I understand that the change in the value of question upvotes from +5 to +10 led to a bug resulting in some users not receiving the association bonuses. That question is now ...
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Teaching the Loop to weed itself

I am suspicious of the honesty of the loop survey, and I'd like to test my suspicions with your help. I came across this idea via Freakonomics: The seventh chapter discusses how to let problems ...
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Reset question score partly upon re-opening and staying open

I mostly write from a perspective of stackoverflow.com but the idea is general. Question that get closed typically also accrue downvotes, the score is mostly negative. A small part of these questions ...
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Issue with image alternate text in blog authors page

There is an issue with the <img alt in the Stack Overflow Blog - Authors page. Today when I'm accessing the blog authors page in slow internet connection, I see the image alternate text is ...
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Does question being closed prevent bounty being started on exemplary answer to it? [duplicate]

I wanted to award a bounty to this answer to Selecting the answer - I'm sure this must have been asked The answer was posted three days ago and the question was closed two days ago, and yet the ...
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Username is not displayed in title on answer timeline page

When you open the answer's timeline, the page title will be displayed as follows: e.g. Timeline for answer to Is prior research a must in all network sites? by look at the translate string, you ...
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Display bug in “Similar questions” dropdown when Asking a question (Firefox) [duplicate]

Text gets overlaid on top of itself and unreadable when scrolling the "Similar questions" dropdown when Asking a question. Steps to reproduce: Start typing the question title. "Similar questions" ...
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Why prefer to restrict questions instead of restricting answers?

I read a lot more SE sites than I'm a contributor to, but something I've slowly noticed is that there is a tendency to prefer making rules about questions rather than making rules about answers, even ...
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Can comments be accepted as answers? [duplicate]

What should I do if I ask a question and the best answer need elaboration which is provided by comments that are on a different answer? Is there a way to accept an answer and say "look to X comment ...

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